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elections called by the king. he wears it well. 50 years since 007 hit the silver screen. we bring you nostalgias with the world's most famous -- nostalgia with the world's most famous spy. the turkish government insists it will respond forcefully to any of cells on -- assaults by syria on the turkish people. the country does not intend to start a war with syria but he has the backing of parliament to act with force if necessary. the turkish foreign minister spokesmen told the bbc it was in syria's hands to insure calm
returned to the area. >> there were schelling's in the last 10 days. -- shelling in the last 10 days. the thelling was huge -- the shelling was huge and painful. we do not want to declare a war, but we have to prepare for any eventuality to protect our citizens. >> we are in the border area with our correspondents in just a few minutes. let's have a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world. american tourists killed a person after opening fire in a hotel. the gunman was shot dead by security forces after he opened fire on friday morning. this happens at a red sea resort.
the boats for -- motives for the gunfire is not known. lawyers for the islamist say his deteriorating mental health means he will be on fit to plead at trial. a landslide buried a school in southwestern china. there was a hillside collapsed and covered a primary school and nearby homes. the rescuers have found the bodies of the missing adults bringing the death toll to 19. a fashion designer in france has been forced to apologize over remarks he made about chinese tourists. he said in a magazine interview
that tourists from china would die -- not be welcome in an exclusive hotel in france. our reporter is in paris. what was it all about? >> he is a highly respected figure in the fashion industry. he has been the driving force behind these designs for some years. they are expanding at phenomenal rates around the country. they have a shot in hong kong. he was giving an interview to womenswear magazine and talking about a hotel that are planning to open on the left bank in paris. he was saying that they would not be inviting just anyone. would be exclusive. he said, we would not invite chinese tourists. he called the magazine back and said -- after the magazine to
change it to another group. it was already viral. he has been forced to apologize again. he says he is deeply sorry that he might have hurt his friends from china. the words do not reflect his line of thoughts or his ethics. >> you have to wonder if he has many friends in china now. there is a serious side to this. luxury goods have held out and have held out thanks to china. >> absolutely. they are hugely important to be a fashion industry at the moment when the economy is going through such a bad spell. chinese taurus -- tourists spent $45 billion on their bank cards. it does point to a problem that the fashion houses seem to have
with these mass conspicuous consumption's. i remember some years ago -- conspicuous consumptions. i have heard people being approached by chinese or japanese touristd and being asked if they can go in and buy something for them. there is this idea that if you have this mass tourism and big bucks localism it dilutes the brand. it has been an unfortunate door- -- and massive tourism, it dilutes the brand. >> a politician plans to lead a protest against cia drones. it will start in the capital of islamabad. president obama has led a dramatic escalation in drone
strikes. the majority of people killed have been alleged militants. but there are militants -- civilians that are among the dead. from islamabad, our reporter has this story. >> in the skies overhead, day and night. in the pakistani tribal belt, there is no escape from cia drones and no knowing where they will strike. this was one of america's biggest victories, a strike in june that killed al qaeda's second in command. the u.s. says drones are weapons that limit collateral damage. we met some of those on the receiving end who beg to differ. they have lost 12 relatives between them, all civilians, they insist. he buried two on companies and
two cousins. >> when i saw their bodies in pieces, my heart wanted revenge. it still does. >> the remote control killers are president obama's weapon of choice, and not only in pakistan. they hunt down the enemy without boots on the ground. but one former british soldier with fresh and experience -- firsthand experience says drones make it too easy to kill. he was in afghanistan in 2009 monitoring live pictures from a drone. he saw what looked like a man planting a roadside bomb and was about to call in a strike. then someone else appeared. >> the individual who walked up was larger, indicating it was probably a child in the middle of the road playing. at that point, the engagement was called off. it was an unsettling experience.
i came close to engaging that target, which was a child. >> at the forefront of opposition to the drones, the former hero who now heads a political party. he hopes to lead a protest all the way to the tribal areas. he told us the drones are backfiring. >> are they decreasing the number of militants? is there less extremism? everything is getting worse. there is more extremism in pakistan than ever in our history. >> there are huge pieces from the missiles. >> the little charity is collecting missile fragments for use in court actions by the wounded and the bereaved. >> these strikes are killing some bad guys. the price is a large number of the civilian population that has been killed and a larger number
of the population that is terrorized. >> washington insists the price is worth paying. critics say these missiles are a recruiting tool for militants. >> the british government has said it will appeal against a court decision to allow three kenyans is suffered under the hands of the british colonials in the 1950's. the judgment has been called historic. the evidence was called sufficient to proceed despite the british government arguing that a fair trial was not possible for events that happened so long ago. this is gmt. still to come in the program, comedian and misanthrope, but always a hard man. 50 years of bond on film.
a giant radio telescope to take crystal clear images of the universe has officially opened. part of a larger telescope program. >> 300 kilometers from the nearest town, these are the first issues at a project that aims to look back at the beginning of time. it is the opening stage of what will become the world's's largest radio telescope. 36 antennas to -- world's largest radio telescope. it will be 50 times more sensitive than today's radio telescopes, enabling scientists to get answers to the most profound questions. >> understanding the evolution of galaxies. understanding the magnitude of the universe and its ability to operate systems like this. it is crucial to the future. >> they make up a test bed of a
much larger telescope array that will stretch across areas of australia and south africa. the two countries were chosen earlier this year after a long search for the perfect location. eventually, there will be thousands of these instruments put together by fiber optics. the project is so big that it will not be completed until the year 2024. of australia and south africa one and the right to stay to this structure. the information will be shared by scientists around the world. the square kilometre away, the official name of what is a super telescope, is a $9 billion project over the next 50 years. computers needed to process the data will be the equivalent of 1 billion desktops. the infrastructure might be ambitious on a galactic scale.
>> this is gmt from bbc world news. our main story this hour, the u.n. security council has condemned silly and for a mortar attack that killed five turkish civilians -- condemned syria for a mortar attack that killed five turkish civilians. the first presidential debate in the u.s. what a time for government figures to come out. >> obama did not do well and he needs a good employment figures. we will not get a sudden surge in employment to get him off of the hook. the best you can hope for is slightly better figures. we might get slightly better figures. we might get 110,000 employed this last month, september. you still have 23 million people
unemployed or in part time work. over the last four weeks, we have seen unemployment benefit levels stay pretty sleazy -- steady at slightly falling. it is not really going anywhere. it is the level of uncertainty. there was a discussion with someone who said, this is not going to go away. >> i am not expecting that uncertainty to be materially lifted until we reach that goal. we will be living with this uncertainty well into next year, even though we will know the outcome of the election. >> take us to another part of the world where there is a brighter picture. >> samsung. it really has been a tremendous story. it is up against apples. it is turning into a two course
race. -- two-horse race. their profits have almost doubled from their last quarter. even when you take into account the fact that they may have large damages to pay if they have been proven to have stolen some of their software from apple. the cases are going back and forth between the two. i think they really have gotten an incredible record in producing and in terms of producing what people want. that will continue. this is what one analyst said. >> the rulers on that date spent $2.70 billion -- the rumors are that they spent $2.70 billion in the summer. that is a lot of money. it is paying off. they are selling a lot of loans.
they have a lot of phones, lap tops, tablets' still to come in the rest of the year. -- tablets still to come in the rest of the year. even as the business begins to fall away, they are making up for it in other areas. i think it may slow down as we get into next year because the margins are going to be squeezed as they get more competitive. they come out with the galaxy 4 and the rest of it. things will toughen up. >> thanks barry much -- very much. a protest rally in jordan is getting underway. it comes after an election to dissolve parliament. jordan has remained relatively
stable during the arab spring. the calls for reform have become louder. large numbers are predicted for this demonstration, this rally. what is it looking like? >> the demonstration has just started in the last hour. although there are 2000 or 3000 people down in the center of the old city, the protest so far is relatively good natured. as you said in your opening remarks, jordan has avoided many of the pitfalls of violence and upheavals we have seen over the last two years in other countries, particularly in syria to the north. many jordanians are anxious that whatever changes might be in store, they need to avoid a descent into civil war. there are heartfelt calls for a general political we fall.
-- reform. people want a change to the political system. they do not want a change to the monarchy. the monarchy is safe and acceptable to many jordanians. they think parliament means to be reformed in the eyes of many jordanians. the muslim brotherhood is out on the streets today. they see the success of their fellow brother the members in egypt and tunisia and libya and it wants to get freedom for themselves. the jordanian king dismissed parliament last night and called for new elections. how representatives the elections -- how representative the elections will be is yet to be seen. >> the elections will be carried out under the current auspices. how are the protesters responded to the dissolution of parliament and that called? >> the move last night by the king may have placate some people.
there were going to be counter demonstrations by supporters of the king and those opposed to the muslim brotherhood. we have not had these two sites clashing in the sense of-center of the old city yet. the demonstrations have been -- in the center of the old city. no one is calling for the overthrow of the monarchy itself. they are calling on the came to make these reforms when he appoints the next government and to make sure the parliament is a genuine representative body and not just the tribes that support the monarchy, but those who support the muslim brotherhood and other parties as well. >> thanks very much. to west africa now and ghana. abuse of people living in a mental health institution has been uncovered. the condition of some patients are worse than thought.
you may find some of the images in this report disturbing. >> this may look like a prison. it is a hospital. a place people go to get better. it is one of three psychiatric hospitals in donna -- ghana. access has been denied by the health ministry. joining people who are going in is the only way to get in with our camera. patients have a right to choose to be here or not. these are the ones left behind. i have spoken to one of the inmates who tells me he used to be on drugs. emily was unhappy about that. he was brought -- his family was unhappy about that. he was brought here a few weeks ago and he is hungry. we were taken to a ward where
conditions were better. we passed through ward e and were horrified by what we saw next. it is a place where human dignity does not exist. a man gets here on his groin shaped as two others leaned against a wall looking for shade. i asked the medical director why conditions are so poor. >> the hospitals are seriously challenged financially. if anybody wants to be fair, what you are seeing is the best that it can get. we have centralized care. mental-health care has not been the top priority of the ministry. >> she is one of the few who has
managed heart illness thanks to a supportive family. she now leads an ordinary life after 10 years in and out of psychiatric care. >> people are not accepted into society. we need the family to accept the person. we need the family to show them love. >> for a country still lacking resources, managing the millions who live with mental disorders, her story resonates. she was stigmatized or mismanaging own mental health. >> can you think of a more iconic figure in the world of cinema than 007. he first appeared in cinema 50 years ago in the film, "dr. no." he has always obtained -- maintained his obsession with
fast cars, beautiful women, and vodka martinis. >> the stars, the stones, the girls, the gadgets -- the stunts, the girls, the gadgets, the cars, a few of the things that have made the bond series recognizable the world over. it was 50 years ago that cinema audiences first heard 007 say, "bond, james bond." >> i had never seen him so nervous as he was that day. i took him into the commissary and had a drink. he came back on the set and "my name is bond, james
bond." who knew it would be such an iconic success. >> office gold to the tune of more than 3 billion pounds worldwide in more than 22 movies. it has been a huge factor supporting and promoting the british film industry. >> once you start showing how incredible set pieces can be shot in the u.k., all the people start to go here. we have the personnel. it was easy. bond relies on that. they highlight the fact it can be done in the u.k. >> his enemies have consistently failed to kill him off. the love of his fans have kept them alive at -- has kept him
alive at the box office for five decades. >> as long as we leave it in as good a place as we felt it, it will be ok it is and enduring story. who knows. in some form, it will. it has had too big an impact. >> bond has become a cinema icon, one triumphantly british. >> terribly british. we have much more on the birthday boy on our website. you will get an archive interview with his creator, ian fleming. bbc.com/news. a reminder of our top story on gmt.
calm has returned to syria. there are cross border military operations after syria shells killed five civilians inside turkey. the bbc was told that it was in syria's hands to ensure calm returns to the area. that is all for now his stay with us on bbc world news. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard
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